** COACHES CLINIC **

MEMO 1/6/2016

Good Afternoon,

We will be holding a coaches clinic on Sunday January 17th 2016 at 11am located at Hartford Boxing Center

Hartford Boxing Center
394 Ledyard Street
Hartford, CT 06114

Please Respond Via email at ct.usa.boxing@gmail.com as there is limited space

** You must RSVP no later than 4pm on Friday January 15th **


You must be registered with USA Boxing for 2016 to attend. Everything is submitted to our headquarters electronically and cannot be processed without a current registration.

Any athletes / boxers who are interested in becoming coaches they must be 18 and register as a non-athlete.



(Posted 1/6/2016 by admin)

**SAFESPORT **

** ALL NON ATHLETES ** MEMO 12/30/2015


DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO DO SAFESPORT.

IF YOUR SAFESPORT IS NOT COMPLETE, YOUR 2016 REGISTRATION IS CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE AND YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PRINT YOUR REQUIRED MEMBERSHIP CARD. YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN A CORNER, THERE IS NO EXCEPTIONS.

COLORADO IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN PUT THE COMPLETION THRU ON SAFESPORT WHICH CAN TAKE 2 BUSINESS DAYS.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME AT

CT.USA.BOXING@GMAIL.COM



(Posted 12/30/2015 by admin)

ANNUAL MEETING 12/6/15

Good afternoon,



Our annual meeting will be held on Sunday December 6th at 12pm



Fighting Fitness

367 Boston Post Road

Orange, CT 006477



We ask that one representative attends from your gym. If there is anything you would like to add to the agenda, please email me directly. We will have limited time in open discussion.



Thank you,



Heather


(Posted 11/30/2015 by admin)

2015 Fall Coaches Clinic


Fall Coaches Clinic

Date: Sunday September 13th

Time: 11am

Hartford Boxing Center

394 Ledyard Street Hartford, CT 06114


NO RSVP, NO TEST – NO EXCEPTIONS!


PLEASE RSVP VIA EMAIL CT.USA.BOXING@GMAIL.COM OR TEXT 860-503-5929.

THE CUT OFF IS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11TH AT 6PM.


*YOUR 2015 REGISTRATION MUST BE CURRENT AND YOU MUST BRING YOUR RED COACHES BOOK & A PEN*



(Posted 8/21/2015 by admin)

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY - NEW REGISTRATION CHAIRPERSON

Effective 7/1/15 Heather Concepcion will be taking over as the Registration Chairperson. The NEW ADDRESS to send registration material to is: PO Box 10, Avon, CT 06601. Heather's mobile phone is (860) 503-5929. Robin Hayes will serve as a back-up and be available for any questions but Heather is now the 1st point of contact.

(Posted 6/30/2015 by admin)

NO MORE AIBA PASSBOOKS!!

Great news - the National Office has decided to discontinue using the blue AIBA passbooks that we transitioned Open boxers to last year. As boxers re-register for 2015 I will be transferring the information into new white passbooks (where applicable) and voiding the blue books. Any questions? Let us know!

(Posted 10/28/2014 by admin)

"NO BOOKS, NO BOX and NO BOOKS, NO COACH"

BOXERS: IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR BOOK AT AN EVENT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BOX. NO EXCEPTIONS

COACHES: IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A VALID RED COACHES BOOK YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BE IN YOUR BOXERS CORNER. THIS APPLIES TO THE 2ND IN THE CORNER AS WELL. NO EXCEPTIONS



(Posted 9/16/2014 by admin)

CT LBC PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY STEPPING DOWN

145 Oswegatchie Road
Waterford, CT 06385
860-633-6697
USABoxingCT@cox.net
ctusaboxing.org

May 19, 2014

Dear Fellow USA Boxing Members and Amateur Boxing Enthusiasts,

Roland and I have enjoyed being part of USA Boxing for 20 years and we plan to continue enjoying what has become a special part of our lives. It is a good feeling to be ringside as young boxers step up and challenge themselves while family and friends show their support and their coaches invest their hearts and souls in the outcome.
We’ve grown to admire and respect the infrastructure of amateur boxing; the coaches, their teams, the skills required guiding/training ‘the kids’ and the demands of running a gym.

At this time our CT Local Boxing Committee (LBC) is blessed with some outstanding and dedicated coaches and officials. This makes it possible for us to step down as elected LBC President and Secretary making way for new talent and energy to lead the LBC while we enjoy boxing as officials only. The lack of competent, consistent, transparent and accountable leadership at the national level requires an ongoing patience which we no longer have.

The CT LBC By-laws do not cover this situation. We are taking our cue from the national office and appointing an interim president and secretary until the next election to be held in the fall of 2016.
We are pleased to announce Luis Rivera, USA Boxing Official, accepted the duties of Interim President and Heather Dill, USA Boxing Official, accepted the position of Interim Secretary.
Vice President, Ahmad Mickens; Co-Treasurers, Jason Concepcion and Sandra Montalvo; and CT Chief of Officials, Lou Pontacoloni, will continue to fulfill their elected positions. We’re sure it will be a smooth transition.

Please extend your support to these new officers who are stepping up and volunteering their time and energy to continue LBC expansion. CT is one of the smallest LBCs in the US and yet there are at least 3-4 national champions every year!

Roland vested himself totally in his position as Region 1 Junior Olympic Chairperson and strived to improve the event at the Olympic Training Center every year. Giving the event T-shirts with the names of participating boxers and the group pictures to the kids are his favorites. Watching Shakur Stevenson attend the JO regionals for years and succeed is a good feeling. In April he resigned the position at the 2014 Regional Championship in Brooklyn and a new JO Region 1 Chairperson was elected.

Thank you for letting us serve you. You’re a wonderful group of people who have enriched our lives. We remain in your corner, pleased to be your friends and fellow USA Boxing members.

See you ringside. Kindest regards,

Phyllis & Roland Roy





(Posted 5/19/2014 by admin)

CT JUNIOR OLYMPIC BOXERS ADVANCING

INTERMEDIATE DIVISION 13-14 Years Old

80 lb JOSHUA FOSTER, BOXING IN FAITH
Advances to Regionals in Brooklyn, April 26 & 27

85 lb KEVAN BONILLA, ORTIZ BOXING
Boxes CT at Box-offs on April 19

85 lb ALEZ PEREZ, BIF
Boxes CT at Box-off on April 19

90 lb TYLER CAPASSO, BIF
Boxes ANGEL TRIOCHE, NE, at Box-offs on April 19

165 lb LEON MARINGOLA, BIF
Advances to Regionals in Brooklyn, April 26 & 27



SENIOR DIVISION, 15 -16 Years Old

90 lb FELIX PADILLO, BIF
Boxes CT at Box-offs April 19

90 lb JAMES AQUINO, UNAFFIL
Boxes CT at Box-offs April 19

106 lb JACOB MARRERO, ORTIZ BOXING
Boxes NICOLAS MOLINA, NE at Box offs on April 19

114 lb NATHAN MARTINEZ, MARTINEZ BOXING
Boxes COLE KINNEY, NE, at Box-offs on April 19

145 lb MYKQUAN WILLLIAMS, MANCHESTER ROCS
Boxes JEREMIAH PEREZ, NE, at Box-offs on April 19

APRIL 19: BOX-OFF: Bright Futures Youth Center,
180 Pleasant ST, Hartford, CT
WEIGH-INS 11 AM. BOUTS 1 PM

APRIL 26 & 27 REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, BROOKLYN, NY

Contact Roland Roy 860-655-6697


(Posted 4/14/2014 by admin)

CT JUNIOR OLYMPIC BOXERS ADVANCING

JUNIOR OLYMPICS CT TEAM 2014


INTERMEDIATE DIVISION 13-14 Year OldS

80 lb JOSHUA FOSTER, BOXING IN FAITH Advances to Regionals in Brooklyn, April 26 & 27

85 lb KEVAN BONILLA, ORTIZ BOXING Boxes CT at Box-offs on April 19

85 lb ALEZ PEREZ, BIF Boxes CT at Box-off on April 19

90 lb TYLER CAPASSO, BIF
Boxes ANGEL TRIOCHE, NE, at Box-offs on April 19

165 lb LEON MARINGOLA, BIF Advances to Regionals in Brooklyn, April 26 & 27


SENIOR DIVISION, 15 -16 Year OldS

90 lb FELIX PADILLO, BIF
Boxes CT at Box-offs April 19

90 lb JAMES AQUINO, UNAFFIL
Boxes CT at Box-offs April 19

106 lb JACOB MARRERO, ORTIZ BOXING
Boxes NICOLAS MOLINA, NE at Box offs on April 19

114 lb NATHAN MARTINEZ, MARTINEZ BOXING
Boxes COLE KINNEY, NE, at Box-offs on April 19

145 lb MYKQUAN WILLLIAMS, MANCHESTER ROCS
Boxes JEREMIAH PEREZ, NE, at Box-offs on April 19

APRIL 19: BOX-OFF: Bright Futures Youth Center,
180 Pleasant ST, Hartford, CT
WEIGH-INS 11AM
Bouts start at 1PM

APRIL 26 & 27 REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, BROOKLYN, NY . Info sheet is attached. Roland Roy 860-655-6697


(Posted 4/14/2014 by admin)

CT JUNIOR OLYMPIC BOXERS ADVANCING

JUNIOR OLYMPICS CT TEAM 2014


INTERMEDIATE DIVISION 13-14 Year OldS

80 lb JOSHUA FOSTER BOXING IN FAITH Advances to Regionals in Brooklyn, April 26 & 27

85 lb KEVAN BONILLA ORTIZ BOXING Boxes CT at Box-offs on April 19
85 lb ALEZ PEREZ BIF Boxes CT at Box-off on April 19
90 lb TYLER CAPASSO BIF Boxes ANGEL TRIOCHE, NE, at Box-offs on April 19
165 lb LEON MARINGOLA BIF Advances to Regionals in Brooklyn, April 26 & 27


SENIOR DIVISION, 15 -16 Year OldS
90 lb FELIX PADILLO BIF Boxes CT at Box-offs April 19
90 lb JAMES AQUINO UNAFFIL Boxes CT at Box-offs April 19
106 lb JACOB MARRERO ORTIZ BOXING Boxes NICOLAS MOLINA, NE at Box offs on April 19
114 lb NATHAN MARTINEZ MARTINEZ BOXING Boxes COLE KINNEY, NE, at Box-offs on April 19
145 lb MYKQUAN WILLLIAMS MANCHESTER ROCS Boxes JEREMIAH PEREZ, NE, at Box-offs on April 19

APRIL 19: BOX-OFF WITH NE: Bright Futures Youth Center, 180 Pleasant ST, Hartford, CT WEIGH-INS 11 AM

APRIL 26 & 27 REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, BROOKLYN, NY . Info sheet is attached. Roland Roy 860


(Posted 4/14/2014 by admin)

COACHES ATTENDING THE 3/23 CLINIC

Please see the list of coaches attending the 3/23/14 clinic - if you are not on this list you DO NOT have a seat or a test! Let us know if you're attending ASAP!

Bauza David
Benitez Chris
Bonilla Oscar
Canady Devonne
Castelot Larry
Chisholm Martin
Colon Jose
Comerford Cliff
Coon Kasey
Davies Jenn
Devin Mark
Dickey James
Eisenman Scott
Feliciano Alex
Forsyth David
Fournier David
Fratus III Raymond
Gonzalez Sr. Will
Hamm Brian
Ianuzzi Paul
James Victor
Joy Sam
Malone Sean
Maye Solomon
Mena Ralphie
Mickens Ahmad
Murphy Jennifer
Nieves Carlos
Oppedisano Joe
Ortiz Federico
Rivera Dennis
Salinas David
Sawicki John
Scarturchio Frank
Shutteworth Jenni
Solomon Nate
Smickle Gary
Tompkins Stan
Velazquez Antonio
Whipple Gary
Yousefzadeh Ninoos


(Posted 3/17/2014 by admin)

JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014

The road to the JO National Championships starts on April 5 with the CT State Championships taking place at the EIR Urban Youth Boxing Club show. The show will be held at James Hillhouse High School, 480 Sherman Parkway, New Haven.

Weighins for the JO athletes will be held from 4-5 PM.

This competition is open to all boxers in age brackets 11-12 (born in 2002 or 2003), 13-14 (born in 2000 or 2001), and 15-16 (born in 1998 or 1999).

Only age brackets 13-14 and 15-16 advance to the box off with the New England LBC on April 19 in Hartford. The winners of the box off advance to the regional tournament.

Only the 15-16 age bracket advances to the National Championships.




(Posted 3/13/2014 by admin)

COACHES WHO NEED TO RECERTIFY AT THE 3/23/14 L1 COACHES CLINIC

Please note that this is a list of currently registered or coaches who have not re-registered for 2014 yet, who need to recertify their L1 clinics on March 23rd. If you are not on this list please check the back of your red coaches passbook and see what the date on the sticker - if it's been 2 years please plan to attend. Also if you have not registered yet, you will not be on this list but please plan to attend. If you believe you are on this list in error, please send me an email with the date you took the clinic last.

*IF YOU DO NOT ATTEND THIS CLINIC YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL EXPIRE AND YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE CORNER AS A COACH OR A SECOND AT ANY EVENT UNTIL YOU RECERTIFY - THE NEXT CLINIC WILL NOT BE UNTIL THE EARLY SUMMER OR EARLY FALL DEPENDING ON NEED.
William Abbgharo
Julio Acosta
Richard Adkins
Julian Aquino
Muhammed Askia
Miguel Ayala
Michael Bakis
Michael Balesano
Chris Benitez
Oscar Bonilla
Moises Brigannti
Perry Cacchillo
John Callas
Devonne Canady
John Cannon Jr.
Usha Carr Jr.
Rick Casale
Lawrence Castelot
Martin Chisholm
Brian Clark
Jose Colon
Clifford Comerford
Kasey Coon
Jennifer Davies
Rannie Davis
Fred DeCubellis
Dave DeSanto
James Dickey
Scott Eisenman
Alexis Feliciano
Paul Ferony
Harry Figueroa
Israel Figueroa
Robert Ford
David Forsythe
Charles Foster
Angel Gonzalez
Dexter (Tuffie) Gregory
Byron Hall
Paul Iannuzzi
Jerald Johns
Gilberto Juarez
George Kelleher
Sean Malone
Keith McLaurin
William Medina
Pedro Melendez
Ahmad Mickens
Orlando Montalvo
Sandra Montalvo
Shakha Moore
David Mulford
Jennifer Murphy
Carlos Nieves
Miguel Ortiz
Orlando Peace
Kayla Peraza
Frank Porto
Dennis Rivera
Jose Rolon
Tabitha Rosario
Hector Rosario
Angel Sanchez
David Sasso
Frank Scarturchio
Jenni Shettleworth
Gary Smikle
Roman Somko
Carlos Soto
Lawrence Thompson
Stanley Tompkins
Jose Valle
Humberto Vargas
Angel Vazquez
Anibal Velez
Kent Ward
Gary Whipple
Ninoos Yousefzadeh
Frank Zabiski




(Posted 3/4/2014 by admin)

**COACHES CLINIC SCHEDULED**

Date: 3/23/14
Time: 1 PM sharp
Location: Fighting Fitness, 367 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT

ALL NEW AND RENEWING COACHES SHOULD PLAN TO ATTEND THIS CLINIC! Please bring your red coaches book if you have been issued one and something to write with. If you are a new coach you should plan on registering through the online system prior to the event. We will publishing a list of all current coaches up for renewal.

YOU MUST HAVE A CURRENT L1 CERTIFICATION TO PARTICIPATE AS A COACH OR SECOND AT A SANCTIONED USA BOXING EVENT.

Please let us know if you have any questions - hope to see you on the 23rd!


(Posted 2/27/2014 by admin)

AIBA Passbook Update

I have started to replace the white USA Boxing passbooks with blue AIBA-issued books. Boxers who are 15-40 will be receiving the new passbooks. JOs and Master boxers, as well as coaches/officials have not changed. I will return white passbooks in case boxers would like to keep them BUT only blue passbooks will be accepted for competition after they have been issued (returned books have been labeled "VOID"). Any questions please let me know!

(Posted 2/25/2014 by admin)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT FORMS FOR CLUB RENEWALS

The first of the year is a busy time for paperwork. As well as renewing online with USA Boxing on the national website, usaboxing.org, there are State of CT forms due as well. The forms are available for download here.

The AMATEUR BOXING PROGRAM YEARLY REGISTRATION FORM is due in January of each year.

The FACILITY REGISTRATION FORM has a $100 fee and is used for those clubs that plan to hold a USAB sanctioned event in the club facility.
Det Mark Langlais, the Administrator of Boxing in the State of Connecticut, explains. As the regulatory agency, we here at DESPP oversee all regulatory issues for USA Boxing in Connecticut.
The FACILITY REGISTRATION FORM is required by any facility in which any USA Boxing registered club is going to hold an event in. This form is required to be signed off by the building inspector/official as well as the fire marshal indicating that they approve the facility for a boxing event. It is a yearly requirement but it is not necessary to renew or resubmit the form if you decide not to have a boxing event in the following year. I hope this helps and answers any questions you may have. If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to call or email me at the below listed contact numbers.

Det. Mark Langlais #620
Administrator - Boxing Regulation
Connecticut State Police
Special Licensing & Firearms Unit
Office: 860-685-8458
Cell: 203-537-7513
Fax: 860-685-8644
E-Mail: mark.r.langlais@ct.gov



(Posted 1/16/2014 by admin)

IMPORTANT MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION - CLUBS - 2014

All clubs must register online with USA Boxing. This means the club representative must register/renew for 2014 before the club can be registered. The system will not accept a club registration unless the representative is registered. You will need a credit card in order to register your club.

Effective January 1, 2014: Only registered clubs will appear on the website as USA Boxing Member Gyms and only registered clubs will be announced at shows.

Thank you for your cooperation.


(Posted 12/29/2013 by admin)

NEW FOR 2014 - GET YOUR FORGOTTEN PASSBOOK BACK

Passbooks for the following boxers should be claimed by texting, calling or emailing Phyllis Roy and leaving the correct address for mailing.
phyllisaroy@gmail.com, 860-633-6697

You should do this immediately because there is no longer a priority/emergency on returning forgotten passbooks in time for a show. It will take several days to receive the passbook via snail-mail. The passbook may also be picked up at Phyllis' convenience.

Beau, Jamal
Cotto, Francis
DeJesus, Victor
Figueroa, Edgard
Flores, Jordan
Goss, Joe
Jones, Matthew

2/7/2014


(Posted 12/8/2013 by admin)

FORMS: NEW REQUIREMENT - ANNUAL ATHLETE PHYSICALS

The USA Boxing National Office/Membership Services sent a memo November 5th stating that all athletes must have an annual physical by July 1, 2014.

A copy of the completed physical (Medical Certificate) must be kept in the athlete's passbook and available at each competition.

The three forms that make up the Medical Certificate are available here.


(Posted 11/18/2013 by admin)

AHMAD MICKENS ELECTED VICE PRESIDENT

Ahmad Mickens won the election for vice president held at the annual meeting on November 3.
Ahmad is the founder of Revolution Fitness in Stamford and a master trainer and professional coach.
Congratulations, Ahmad.


(Posted 11/5/2013 by admin)

*UPDATE* - ANNUAL MEETING & ELECTION OF VICE PRESIDENT/ 2014 REGISTRATIONS

**LOCATION CHANGE - The annual meeting is scheduled for Sunday, November 3rd at Fighting Fitness, 367 Boston Post Road, Orange.

The meeting will begin at 1:00 PM.

One agenda item is the election of a new vice-president following the untimely loss of John Spehar.
Please send your nomination to Phyllis Roy at usaboxingct@cox.net. The deadline for nominations is Friday, November 1.

As of now we have 4 nominees for Vice President:
Ahmad Mickens
Rona-Ann Nickerl
Luis Rivera
Marilyn Rosa

Each USA Boxing Club in good standing has one vote. The club representative from each club must be present to vote.

Submit topics/issues you want to have addressed by the membership by sending to Phyllis.

2014 Registration labels are here!! If you are a NEW athlete, coach or official you can register today and be good through December 2014 - currently registered members expire on December 31st,2013. Robin Hayes and Phyllis Roy will process 2014 registrations at the meeting. If we are processing the registrations for you, you must have ALL paperwork and cash to complete the registation.

See you Sunday!!!


(Posted 11/1/2013 by admin)

ANNUAL MEETING & ELECTION OF VICE PRESIDENT

The annual meeting is scheduled for Sunday, November 3 at Coondog Boxing, 74 Cambridge Avenue, Meriden.

The meeting will begin at 1:00 PM.

One agenda item is the election of a new vice-president following the untimely loss of John Spehar.
Please send your nomination to Phyllis Roy at usaboxingct@cox.net. The deadline for nominations is Friday, November 1. The list of nominees will be posted Friday night.
Each USA Boxing Club in good standing has one vote. The club representative from each club must be present to vote.

Submit topics/issues you want to have addressed by the membership by sending to Phyllis.

Robin Hayes and Phyllis Roy will process 2014 registrations at the meeting.


(Posted 10/28/2013 by admin)

CONNECTICUT BOXING HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2013

The Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame (CBHOF) has officially announced its Class of 2013. New members will be inducted at the 9TH annual CBHOF Gala Induction Dinner on Saturday night, November 9 in the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun.

There are several USA Boxing members being honored. USA Boxing CT President Roland Roy and USA Boxing Coach, John Callas will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

USA Boxing CT Chief of Officials, Lou Pontacoloni, is the recipient of the William Hutt Award for outstanding amateur official.

Boxer Mykquan Williams is receiving the Outstanding Amateur Athlete of 2013 award.

This event promises to be a great night for the boxing community. To purchase your ticket contact Kim Baker at Mohegan Sun. Kim's mobile number is 860-367-1594 and her office number is 860-862-7377.


(Posted 10/27/2013 by admin)

JOHN SPEHAR

It is with shock and grief that USA Boxing CT learned of the passing of John Spehar this afternoon, Tuesday, October 15.
John was the vice-president of USA Boxing CT, boxer, long time coach, ring announcer and the master of one-liners.
He will be deeply missed by his many friends in the boxing community.
Our sincerest sympathy to John's family who are like family to many of us.

Details will be posted here as we receive them.

"They have fought well and proved themselves sportsmen ... and may the referee raise their hand at judgement's final bell."

A Boxer's Prayer


(Posted 10/15/2013 by admin)

Connecticut SILVER GLOVES Tournament

Connecticut SILVER GLOVES Tournament
Takes place Saturday, December 28 at the SONO Field House at 365 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Norwalk, CT.

Weigh-ins begin at 4 PM.

The tournament is open to boxers ages 8 - 15. The age determination is January 1, 2014 EXCEPT 8 year old boxers must be 8 before entering the CT Tournament.

There is NO 5 bout minimum requirement.

Silver Gloves boxers are allowed to weigh twice to make weight.

The Silver Gloves Association franchise holder has received approval for their proposal to run the Silver Gloves Tournament without following any new rules.

NEW: The Silver Gloves Association has received permission for 8 and 9 year old boxers to advance to the regional and national tournaments!


The REGIONAL Silver Gloves Tournament takes place the following week-end, January 4 & 5, 2014. However the tournament location has changed. Instead of taking place at the clean, comfortable and friendly Oneonta Boys & Girls Club in Oneonta, NY, we will go to Elmira, NY. Thanks to the Oneonta Boys & Girls Club for their long affiliation. The details will be posted as they are received.


The NATIONAL Silver Gloves Tournament is January 29 - February 1, 2014 in Independence, Missouri.

Silver Gloves will continue to hold an OPEN NATIONAL FEMALE SILVER GLOVES TOURNAMENT. NO prequalification will be required.


(Posted 10/13/2013 by john)

MEN'S OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP AND US NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS CHANGES

There have been numerous communications from the USA Boxing National Office during the past couple of months about changes being made by the president and the board of directors.


First, there was the new Rule Book. Some of the important rule changes were presented at the September 29th clinic. There will be more information about which rules will be adopted at the LBC level.


The latest changes came out in the USA Boxing October Newsletter. 2014 is proving to be a year of sweeping changes in the way the US Championships are conducted.

It is confusing. We hope to simplify the national championships situation in the following sections.

IMPORTANT
All US Championships will be OPEN tournaments and athletes that meet the following criteria will be eligible:
1. 2014 USA Boxing member
2. US Citizen
3. Meet the minimum bout requirement for the age group

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The CT Senior State Championship, formerly called the Men's Open Championship, will take place Saturday, October 26, at the Revolution Training show which will be held at the Yerwood Center, 90 Fairfield Avenue Stamford, CT Weigh-ins: 5:00 PM

All Senior Boxers are encouraged to enter.
Age 19-40
Born between 1974 and 1995
Must be a US citizen
Must have a minimum of 5 bouts

The winners of this CT Senior State Championship qualify to box at the Senior Regional Championship at the US Training Center in Lake Placid, NY.

(Due to a scheduling conflict at the US Olympic Training Center, the Senior Regional Championship will be conducted on November 22-24. The regional was previously set for November 15-17 but had to be moved.)

At this time the Senior National Championship has NOT been scheduled. The Senior National Championship will be an OPEN Tournament like all US National Championships will be from now on.
This tournament will be conducted wearing headgear. NOTE: The dates and location for the Senior National Championship are still being identified.

There is a US National Championship scheduled for the Elite Men (NO headgear) and Elite Women (headgear). This is an OPEN tournament so all boxers, ages 19- 40, US citizen, and a minimum of 20 bouts for men and 5 bouts for women may enter. This tournament takes place in Spokane, Washington January 18-26, 2014.

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YOUTH Boxers, age 17 and 18 now have a National Tournament. The Junior/Youth Team National Open will be held in Reno, Nevada January 5-12, 2014.
These Youth boxers are welcome to participate in our Senior State Tournament. The information is above. Youth winners may advance to Lake Placid.
Youth: age 17 and 18
Born in 1996 and 1997
Must be a US citizen
Must have a minimum of 5 bouts

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JUNIORS (JO) Boxers, age 15 and 16 also follow the new eligibility guidelines for the National Junior Championship
Junior: age 15 and 16
Born in 1998 and 1999
Must be a US citizen
Must have a minimum of 5 bouts

The Junior/Youth National Team Open takes place in Reno, Nevada January 5-12, 2014.
This means the 2014 JO (Juniors) state tournament and JO regional tournament at Lake Placid will not take place before the Junior National Team Open!
At this time we don't know what will happen throughout 2014 for the JOs (Juniors) since the nationals are taking place at the beginning of the year.

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We will share all information as soon as it is received. Please feel free to contact us with questions. Your questions help all of us get a better understanding of how the changes affect us.



(Posted 10/12/2013 by admin)